Investors Should Watch: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC), Potash Corp. (NYSE:POT), Merck (NYSE:MRK), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM)

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)’s Animation Studios plans a sequel to its animated hit Frozen and has the next Star Wars movie in the works. Frozen made nearly $1.3 billion at the box office and inspired masses of toys, clothing and other merchandise. Frozen 2 will have the same directors, Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. A release date was not announced. On Friday shares of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) closed at $106.44. Company’s sales growth for last 5 years was 6.20% and EPS growth for next 5 years is recorded as 14.94%.

On 9 March 2015, Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) has announced that Actility, Low Power Wide Area Network solution provider, has been selected for deployment by four operators, including Swisscom and NKE Electronics, for LoRaWAN™ deployments. On last trading day Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) moved down -0.68% to close at $27.83. Its volatility for the week is 2.64% while volatility for the month is 2.95%. SMTC’s sales growth for past 5 years was 15.10% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -43.10%. Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) monthly performance is 3.07%.

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT) agreed on 2 March 2015 to pay about $56 million for a 9.5 percent stake in Brazilian rival Fertilizantes Heringer SA, the latest effort by Potash to grow in Latin America’s largest economy. Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan, Inc. (NYSE:POT) has institutional ownership stands at 81.40%. In last trading activity company’s stock closed at $32.49.

On 12 March 2015, A New York federal judge has awarded Merck & Co. Inc. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) summary judgment in a Vioxx case, finding the plaintiff failed to establish a question of fact as to whether the painkiller caused inadequate bone repair and delayed the healing of his broken leg. On last trading day Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) moved up 0.05% to close at $56.20. Its volatility for the week is 1.66% while volatility for the month is 1.28%. MRK’s sales growth for past 5 years was 9.00% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was -6.30%. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) monthly performance is -3.55%.

On 11 March 2015, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) has completed the offering of 12 million Basel III-compliant Non-cumulative Rate Reset Class A Preferred Shares Series 43 priced at $25.00 per share. On last trading day Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) moved down -1.36% to close at $72.46. Its volatility for the week is 1.88% while volatility for the month is 1.72%. CM’s sales growth for past 5 years was 4.30% and its EPS growth for past 5 years was 21.20%. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) monthly performance is -2.24%.

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